Under the state’s new school funding system, districts will receive extra state education money for high-needs students, defined as children from low-income families, English learners and foster care youth. The new system is based on the premise that students with additional academic needs require additional resources.
State must invest new revenues in public education and modernize data system, author says.
Early detection and correction of poor vision is key to giving all children an equal opportunity to learn.
But social and emotional support can help more students succeed in college.
Schools must be both creative and effective at responding to discipline problems.
Getting Down to Facts II finds strong support for education reforms but also obstacles to student achievement and a need for more funding.
Nearly 8 million students nationwide were chronically absent during the 2015-16 school year; California accounted for more than 760,000 of those children.
Foundation is funding school and district networks to heighten middle and high school success for low-income African American and Latino students. Six California-based organizations will receive $40 million out of $92 million awarded nationwide.
Corrected for problems with past years’ calculations, 82.7 percent in the Class of 2017 got their diplomas compared with 83.8 percent the year before.
The lawsuit demands that the state improve reading and writing instruction in schools serving low-income students of color.
Social workers, legal referrals, tutoring and health services are among the district's offerings.
Persistence pays off for Assemblywoman Shirley Weber with a compromise resulting in $300 million in one-time spending.
Continued lack of state investment in Child and Adult Care Food Program means fewer child care providers can offer free meals.
Breaking the chain of misbehavior and punishment by recognizing students for what they do right.
While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
State must signal importance of science to accelerate implementation of new science standards.